On 23-30 August a team of the IRCTP (Baia Zhuzhunadze, Giorgi Khukhunaishvili and Giorgi Gogitadze) with support of Chanting Foundation visited the city of Inegol, Turkey aiming to help local Georgians reviving their singing tradition. A number of songs were restored during their stay. In addition to the songs valunteers were also taught instrumental pieces for chiboni, restored from Ahmed Ozkan Melashvili’s recordings. With the purpose to revive tradition, the performers were given a few instruments as gifts.
At the same time working in a four-language book “Georgian Polyphony in Western Turkey: in the Footsteps of Peter Gold” was completed. Publication presents the musical traditions of village Hairiye, audio and notated examples of songs and instrumental pieces recorded by Ahmet Ozkan Melashvili (1965-1966), Peter Gold (1968) and IRCTP (2015). The collection will be exhibited at Frankfurt Book Fair in October together with the Centre’s another recent publication “Grimaud and Georgian Song”.